plant ID for a noob

plant ID for a noob

This is my first season of real gardening since we have moved into our first home this past January. I am pretty new at this. My mom is a terrific gardener, but she lives too far away to help me out. I have had a ton of perennials pop up this spring, but I don't know what the heck they are other than the tulips, irises, and hostas. Help! Photobucket This came up recently! It is a very odd looking bud, what the heck is it??! Photobucket These look like weeds, but they are in a big clump... They look like they are going to bloom at some point... Photobucket This one feels like it should be fairly obvious, but I just don't know.
Identification post

Identification post

light stand

light stand

I do heart my room (and my first apartment)

I do heart my room (and my first apartment)

redone living room and study

redone living room and study

Things I think are weeds in the Garden of Guessing

Things I think are weeds in the Garden of Guessing

My first harvest!

My first harvest!